SONGZIO presented Autumn Winter 2017/18 collection during London Collections: Men. Named Misanthrope the collection continues Paint on Black concept – each item of the collection emanates from the season’s original paintings, painted by the designer himself.
The AW17 collection – “Misanthrope”, visually depicts the story of a young man, walking the cold yet serene street on a eerie morning of an unknown city. This stern and almost ascetic young man immersed in his own high sense of beauty and life finds himself charmed and warmed by the winter lights piercing the cold mist of dawn. His heart warmed, touched and inspired, finds himself alone in the city’s false winter. This collection presents SONGZIO’S most emblematic ‘cross look’, both through a direct visual representation in the “crossing strokes” painting as well as within the contrasting silhouettes. Free flowing shirts and voluminous trousers are countered and cocooned by long oversize black coats and capes that fall strongly from the shoulders. Each look represents the young misanthrope’s free and light conscience, cocooned by the heaviness of his own asceticism. The result is a collection that is dramatic and bold yet balanced with delicate artworks, depicted through dark armour like outerwear and juxtaposed with light sensual, delicate art prints underneath. Dense knitwear from capes to voluminous bomber jackets in hues of brown and black are complimented by the warm touch of mustang patchwork. Art prints find themselves in both the inner wears as well as on leather jackets, bombers and in the linings of tailored jackets. – from Songzio
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all images courtesy of Songzio